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“Our voices will no longer go through the intermediary of blue eyed children from Western Europe and North America (WENA)”

September 20, 2016


Mangal refuses to jump through hoops so it can check every item on some humanitarian organisation’s list that prove we qualify as “rational”, “reasonable” and “moderate”, and therefore deserving of a platform. Our demands for freedom are neither moderate nor Western. We will never forget who toiled for their democracy. Asian coolies harvested their tea, African slaves their sugar. They press oil from the blood of Arabs, rubber from the blood of Mexica. We have been made to bleed for their liberties, we can very well bleed for our own. No more will we give them their daily bread, no longer will we forgive their debt.

Read More | “A Manifesto” | Mangal Media


“a real analysis of trans subjectivity in our neoliberal times begins in and as Black and Native theory, knowledge, and power”

September 19, 2016


The transcendentalizing of sexual difference also forestalls an understanding of how sexual difference itself has been weaponized as an instrument of antiblack and colonial power and of white sovereign embodiment. In American and European culture, binary notions of sexual difference and gender are indissolubly tied to the sovereignty of whiteness. Who gets to assume a body? Who gets to assume the integrity and security of that body? In our times of Black Lives [still] Matter the answers to these questions are thrown into historical relief, as they were for Fanon and so many others writing about the psychic life of racism in the afterlife of slavery.

Read More | “Žižek’s Trans/gender Trouble” | Che Gossett | Los Angeles Review of Books


“merely a tool, among many other tools”

September 16, 2016


With this inaugural volume we only wish to 1.) problematize the discourse that frames and informs the popular movement’s terms of engagement, 2.) generate modes of analysis that demystify the circulation and consumption of images of anti-Black racial and sexual violence in the media, 3.) revise and revisit the three-pronged cultural project of the Black arts, aesthetics, and studies movements, 4.) provide an outlet in which information from counterintelligence operations for the Black movement against the imperialist racist state can be recorded, accumulated, and disseminated.



“elite liberals are so deeply committed to the denotational meanings of language”

September 16, 2016


Central to Trump’s appeal is this deep play, his uncaptured nature, the way he maneuvers out of traps he has laid for himself, all while making those who would catch him seem sanctimonious and worse: uncool — not in on the joke. He will likely lose the election, but he’s won the hearts of those who feel marginalized, made to feel uncool in their position in post-industrial, post-job America. Trump has made the elite bullies the brunt of the joke for once.

Read More | Why Elites Lose at Trump’s Language Game | Elliott Prasse-Freeman | Foreign Policy




“It’s easy to hide behind your oppression.”

September 13, 2016


Class is powerful for another reason: it shapes how we view and in turn treat groups of people. Class structurally disenfranchises and criminalizes marginalized communities: it’s how anti-Black and anti-Latinx racism, transphobia, misogyny, and nearly every other kind of oppression legally operate and take real form.

That’s why it’s necessary to treat class how we treat race, color, gender, and sexuality. But first, we need to start by talking about it. (Checking your class privilege once is like saying “I’m a white male—I have privilege,” and stopping there.) We need to have an ongoing, honest conversation and not abuse the ways in which we self-identify for our own benefit.

Read More | “The Queer Poor Aesthetic” | Shak’ar Mujukian | The Hye-Phen